Quad Artera Play SKU Q-A-PLAY-0
RRP $3,749.99
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Quad Artera Play

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Quad Artera Play SKU Q-A-PLAY-0
RRP $3,749.99
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With a nod to Quad's pure Hi-Fi heritage, Artera sets a new standard for Hi-Fi electronics. Quad have crafted their new Control unit/CD Player.DAC Artera Play with some of the latest state of the art high-definition audio technologies.

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Ultra Smooth Performance with Quad Artera Play

Combining a sleek user interface with the latest high definition audio technology Quad Artera Play CD player and DAC is the perfect match for the high power drive of Artera Stereo. Enjoy your music with ultra-high resolution playback up to 32bit/384kHz in addition to DSD64/128/256 files through the USB input. Artera Play beautifully complements the sonic realism and power of Artera Stereo.

Designed to be operated by even the least tech savvy user, Artera Play features a simple interface and ultra-sleek design, the inspiration of consultant designer Rodney Mead who is the man behind the Industrial Design of such QUAD classics as the 606.

Behind the simply beautiful fascia lies a wealth of hidden technology that comprises a fully capable Digital/Analogue pre-amplifier that can handle ultra-high resolution playback up to 32bit/384kHz in addition to DSD64/128/256 files through the USB input. A new slot-loading CD mechanism buffers data read from the disc before feeding it asynchronously, for minimum jitter, to the powerful ESS9018 8 channel DAC.

Specifications
D/A Converter ESS Sabre ES9018
DAC Resolution 32bit / 384kHz
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz (+/- 0.2dB)
Output Voltage

0V - 2.5 Vrms (Line Output)

0V - 5 Vrms (Balanced Output)

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) < 0.001% (20Hz - 20kHz)
Signal to Noise Ratio

> 110dB (1kHz)

> 118dB (Weighted, 1kHz)

Channel Separation > 100dB (1kHz)
USB Input 1 x USB (Supports HID)
USB Sampling Frequency 44.1kHz - 384kHz
USB DSD support DSD64, DSD128, DSD256
Digital Audio Inputs

2 x RCA Coax 75 Ohms, SPDIF

2 x Optical TosLink, SPDIF

Digital Audio Outputs

1 x RCA Coax 75 Ohms, SPDIF

1 x Optical TosLink, SPDIF

Digital Input Sampling Frequency 44.1kHz - 192kHz
Analogue Inputs 2 x RCA Line Inputs
Analogue Outputs

1 x RCA

1 x Balanced XLR

Dimensions (H x W x D) in mm 105 x 320 x 320mm
Weight 8.5Kg
Available Colours Black or Silver
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